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‘India a relation for us, while other nations are friends’: Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa also said that Article 370 move is India’s internal matter and Sri Lanka won’t interfere in that
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during an interview, at ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel, in New Delhi on Saturday, February 8, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during an interview, at ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel, in New Delhi on Saturday, February 8, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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DMK’s Stalin heads to UN’s Human Rights body, we tell you what’s his agenda

DMK chief MK Stalin’s participation in United Nations Human Rights Council session has been confirmed by the international watchdog. Stalin had raised the issue of Sri Lankan Tamils and their rights at the UNHRC in 2017
DMK Chief Stalin has been vocal about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after scrapping of Article 370(PTI Photo)
DMK Chief Stalin has been vocal about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after scrapping of Article 370(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 02:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByMC Rajan

Vaiko’s Rajya Sabha nomination gets EC nod, leader turns emotional

There were doubts over his clearing the scrutiny hurdle following his conviction in a sedition case by a special court. He was sentenced to one year prison and the case pertained to a speech made by him in 2009.
Vaiko’s candidature is sponsored by the opposition DMK, which is poised to win three of the six Rajya Sabha seats for which polling is slated on July 18.(HT file photo)
Vaiko’s candidature is sponsored by the opposition DMK, which is poised to win three of the six Rajya Sabha seats for which polling is slated on July 18.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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MDMK chief Vaiko gets one-year jail in sedition case

Vaiko, who is the MDMK candidate for the July 18 Rajya Sabha polls, was granted a one-month suspension of sentence under section 389 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Though Vaiko now enjoys the support of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the case against him was filed during the DMK regime in July 2009.(HT Correspondent)
Though Vaiko now enjoys the support of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the case against him was filed during the DMK regime in July 2009.(HT Correspondent)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 01:12 AM IST
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Nalini Sriharan can argue her plea in person, says Madras HC

Former PM Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally at Sriperumpudur near Chennai on May 21, 1991.
Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has the right to argue her plea in person for seeking parole to attend her daughter’s wedding in London, the Madras high court said on Tuesday(PTI Photo)
Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has the right to argue her plea in person for seeking parole to attend her daughter’s wedding in London, the Madras high court said on Tuesday(PTI Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2019 12:03 AM IST
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‘Tributes to Rajiv Gandhi’: Modi tweets on former PM’s death anniversary

Rajiv Gandhi was killed by suicide bomber Dhanu of Sri Lankan rebel group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on May 21, 1991, in Sriperumbudur near Chennai during an election rally.
“Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary,” PM Modi tweeted.(HT Photo)
“Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary,” PM Modi tweeted.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2019 09:43 AM IST
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Sri Lanka shouldn’t let hubris be followed by war

The country’s leadership and security forces will go into overdrive. This playbook will create yet another generation of individuals who prefer an avenging death, to a real or perceived persecution. And the cycle will go on, paradoxically playing right into the hands of the terrorists.
It is well known in counter-terrorism that every additional target or person added to the operation, increases the risk of exposure exponentially.(AFP)
It is well known in counter-terrorism that every additional target or person added to the operation, increases the risk of exposure exponentially.(AFP)
Published on Apr 29, 2019 08:07 AM IST
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India, Sri Lanka files among 195 files destroyed in Britain

While the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office says any destruction decision would have been taken based on the country’s records policy, experts believe the loss of the files means there is no record of an important period of history.
Two of the documents they destroyed were called Sri Lanka/India relations from 1979 and 1980, a journalist says.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two of the documents they destroyed were called Sri Lanka/India relations from 1979 and 1980, a journalist says.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 27, 2018 11:42 AM IST
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Sri Lanka opens doors to luxury tourism a decade after Civil War

Just a decade ago, Sri Lankans hid for cover from daily bomb threats. Today, the country is going through a tourism revival and the luxury hotel industry is booming
The manicured gardens and bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails.(Facebook)
The manicured gardens and bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails.(Facebook)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 10:18 AM IST
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